If you happen to’re opting for the Volvo 2019 V40 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the Volvo 2019 V40. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Volvo 2019 V40 happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volvo 2019 V40 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The Volvo 2019 V40, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Volvo 2019 V40’s journey and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the Volvo 2019 V40’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Volvo 2019 V40 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Volvo 2019 V40 also offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volvo 2019 V40 fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volvo 2019 V40, which pushes the Volvo 2019 V40 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.